|January 22, 2015||
New Study Finds Inactivity Twice as Deadly as Obesity
A new study conducted by a group of researchers from a number of European academic centers indicates that an increased activity level could reduce early death more than avoiding obesity. The study, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed 334,161 European men and women for an average of 12 years. Height, weight, and BMI were tracked, and participants were aged 25 to 70. Researchers tracked self-reported activity levels, and collected data on deaths of participants.
Risk of early death was reduced 16 to 30% in people who were at least moderately active, regardless of weight or BMI.